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Author Topic: Adding Ribaviron to Harvoni.  (Read 9116 times)

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Offline Tpropane

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Adding Ribaviron to Harvoni.
« on: May 18, 2015, 10:16:06 pm »
My doctor, after my prodding and some of results of cirrhotic, relapsers (like me!) I've seen here, has prescribed riba for the last 8 weeks out of 24 weeks on Harvoni. Even though Ive been undetected since week 2. I asked. Im willing to put up with the nasty riba side effects to give Harvoni more oomph. I really don't want to ever go through this again. And I probably won't. Of course Im hoping for the best but being pragmatic, I'm not sure that I'd treat again if I don't get SVR. Who knows? I'm exhausted and have extreme joint pain. Add the riba. YAY. Look out anemia, here I come. Get the procrit ready!
This ain't my first rodeo.
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Hep C 1A / TT diagnosed 2009
Non Responder Boceprevir/riba/peg 2011
F-4 Cirrhosis
TX Harvoni 24 weeks started 1/20/15
2 week labs VL 174!
4 week labs UNDETECTED !
8 week labs UNDETECTED !

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Adding Ribaviron to Harvoni.
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 04:25:11 am »
Good luck man ride that dragon hard!
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: Adding Ribaviron to Harvoni.
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2015, 02:52:53 pm »
Good luck TPropane! And don't forget that the hemolytic anemia caused by ribavirin takes a few weeks to develop. So with you only being on riba for last 8 weeks, you might not even feel that effect for the first 4 weeks of it. I am on Day 19 of Harvoni + 1,000 mg Ribavirin and still feeling fine.

I hope it goes well for you. Sounds like you are nearly there! :)

Kim Goldberg (Nanaimo, BC)
1970s: Contracted HCV (genotype 3a)
2015: Cured with Harvoni + ribavirin (12 weeks)
MY STORY: https://pigsquash.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/undetectable-my-hep-c-story/


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